Maria Shriver, Kennedy Household Mourn Saoirse Kennedy Hill in Tributes

In mourning. Maria Shriver, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and different members of the Kennedy household paid tribute to Saoirse Kennedy Hill after her tragic demise at age 22.

Shriver, who counted her late relative as a cousin, referred to as her “a courageous younger girl.” Kennedy Hill was a granddaughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, whereas the I’ve Been Pondering creator, 63, was the late politician’s niece.

Robert Jr., 65, shared a number of reminiscences of his niece, in addition to deemed her “fierce, each in her love for her household and craving for justice.” One of many images confirmed his spouse, actress Cheryl Hines, shifting Kennedy Hill into her school dorm.

Kennedy Hill died on Thursday, August 1, from an obvious overdose. In keeping with The New York Occasions, emergency personnel responded to the household’s compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, and transported her to Cape Cod Hospital, the place she was pronounced useless.

The Cape and Islands District Lawyer’s Workplace said that her reason behind demise “stays below investigation.”

The household confirmed the information in a press release to The New York Occasions. “Our hearts are shattered by the lack of our beloved Saoirse,” the Kennedys mentioned. “Her life was full of hope, promise and love.”

RFK’s widow, Ethel Kennedy, who lives on the Hyannis Port compound, added that “the world is rather less stunning as we speak.”

Kennedy Hill studied at Boston Faculty and was anticipated to graduate in 2020.

She beforehand went to high school at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, throughout which period she wrote about her battle with melancholy within the pupil newspaper, The Deerfield Scroll. Kennedy Hill divulged in a 2016 article that her points started in center faculty. She famous that her psychological well being struggles would “be with me for the remainder of my life.”

Scroll to see tributes from the far-reaching Kennedy household within the wake of the faculty pupil’s demise.

Maria Shriver

“A courageous younger girl left our world yesterday. She left a gaping gap within the lives of those that beloved her dearly,” Shriver shared through Instagram on Friday, August 2. “Could god bless her. Could god maintain her dad and mom throughout this insufferable hour and provides them the energy to make it through. Amen.”

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Cheryl Hines

Hines, 53, captioned a shot of the 2, “My stunning Saoirse.”

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The activist posted a collection of images that includes Saoirse all through the years. “We’ve misplaced our daughter and our kids, their sister,” he wrote. “Saoirse was fierce, each in her love for her household and craving for justice. A fearless adventurer, she impressed curiosity and daring in her mates. However her best present was to search out humor in every little thing and to offer us all of the present of her laughter – and our personal. The gaping gap that she leaves in our household is a wound too massive to ever heal.”

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Michaela Kennedy Cuomo

Saoirse’s cousin remembered her with pictures from their childhood collectively. “Anybody who’s [sic] path crossed Saoirse’s would immediately really feel her infectious charisma and fervor for locating pleasure in each second. Her magnificence, inside and outside, lit up each room that she entered. Regardless of the place you have been, so long as you have been with Saoirse you have been going to have a joyful, hilarious journey,” she captioned the Instagram publish. “Saoirse’s enjoyable loving soul attracted everybody to get to know her, and instantly upon deeper dialog you’d acknowledge that not solely is Saoirse the cheerleader that the universe wants, however that she is deeply passionate, authentically caring, and clever and insightful past her, or anybody’s, years. Yesterday the world misplaced a lightweight that enchanted everybody and every little thing round her. Allow us to honor her life by carrying forth her loving compassion, merriment and her passionate battle for girls’s empowerment. The world shall be a greater place for so long as we will embody Saoirse’s soul. Her legacy lives on by love.”

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Kerry Kennedy

“Our hearts are shattered by the lack of our beloved Saoirse. Her life was full of hope, promise and love. She cared deeply about family and friends, particularly her mom Courtney, her father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie, and her grandmother Ethel, who mentioned, ‘The world is rather less stunning as we speak,’” her aunt wrote on Instagram. “She lit up our lives along with her love, her peals of laughter and her beneficiant spirit. Saoirse was passionately moved by the causes of human rights and ladies’s empowerment and located nice pleasure in volunteer work, working alongside indigenous communities to construct colleges in Mexico. We are going to love her and miss her ceaselessly.”

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Patrick J. Kennedy

Her cousin tweeted: “Saoirse will all the time stay in our hearts. She is beloved and shall be deeply missed.”

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